About Us

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Hey guys! My name’s Jamie and I run the Gaijin Crew travel blog. It’s awesome to have you on board!

A Change in Mindset...

For me, what lead me to start Gaijin Crew was a massive change in mindset.

Right after I left school, I went to Japan to work as a ski instructor for the winter, and after the season finished, I decided to stay in Japan instead of going home right away. I met my girlfriend (Wakana) while I was out there and we started to think that travel is what we wanted to do. Since I already had a small amount of blogging experience, I thought a great way to document (and one day, maybe fund) our travels would be to create a travel blog. So me, Wakana and our friend Joe created Gaijin Crew.

After leaving Japan, we went on a trip around Southeast Asia which has only increased our wanderlust and we are now committed to being full-time travellers.

During the trip, one of the biggest takeaways for me was the fact that even though I was never very "wealthy" during this time, I never felt a shred of regret about the decision to travel. You'll realise that, once you travel, there is no experience that is more rewarding and more fulfilling. You really do learn more about the world and more about yourself!

“Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.”Unknown

What We're About

With the amount of travel information out there, it's perfectly understandable to feel quite confused and overwhelmed by it all. Some might find themselves searching the web for hours, trying to find the right source for them. Well, rest assured, the search is over! We're aiming to bring you guys the best travel advice and information based on our own knowledge and experiences. Now, let me tell you a little bit about what you can expect from us...

Our Goal!

I love to travel, and I assume – if you’re reading this – that you do too! Travel broadens the mind. It teaches you more about the world and more about yourself.

Our goal at Gaijin Crew is to show what travel can do for you and why it’s such an awesome life experience and teacher! We also want to give you all the tips, tricks and information you need to be able to travel where you want and to live the life tat you want!

We’re always working to improve!

I can promise you guys that we are always working to bring you the best possible content and to show you the ins and outs of the travel world as best we can!

We’re constantly working on new ideas and trying new things, all so that we can make this the go-to hub for all travellers!

No B.S here!

We have a strict no BS policy here! Any company or service that we promote is because we – or someone we know – have used it, tested it and trust it!

We accept only the best for fellow travellers!

We’re here to help you guys!

Above everything else, we are here to help you guys. Think of this as a travel community so feel free to drop a comment or get in contact with any thoughts or queries you may have!